Counselling / Psychotherapy

The ethos of the Tara Centre is one of reverence and respect for life in all its forms, compassion for pain and suffering, and a conviction that what hurts can heal. A holistic approach to counselling/psychotherapy is adopted whereby the physical, emotional, intellectual, volitional and spiritual dimensions of the person are honoured.

I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W.B. Yeats

Counselling/psychotherapy is offered at the Centre from a wide variety of theoretical orientations which include the following:

  • Humanistic and Integrative;
  • Rogerian – Person Centred;
  • CBT;
  • Jungian Approach;
  • Psychosynthesis.
  • Psychodynamic

Issues addressed include:

  • abuse in all its forms;
  • bereavement;
  • relationship issues;
  • depression;
  • trauma of all kinds;
  • phobias;
  • N.I. Conflict related;
  • spiritual crisis;
  • crisis of any kind;
  • personal growth/development.

Professional Standards

The Tara Centre is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling/Psychotherapy and is committed to The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Tara’s Counsellors/Psychotherapists are professionally trained to at least Diploma Level. They are accredited by a recognised professional body, e.g., BACP, BABCP, IACP, etc., or are actively engaged in the accreditation process.

The counsellors/psychotherapists frequently exercise an eclectic approach to their work by drawing on additional modalities in which they have received specific training and which complement their basis orientation. These include Dream Work, Interactive Imagery, and others.


Counsellors/psychotherapists at the Centre adhere to the highest professional standards of confidentiality in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the accrediting body, Tara Centre policies and current legal requirements.


A sliding scale is in operation for payment for counselling/psychotherapy. Fully funded places or places at a reduced cost are offered to persons who qualify under the conditions of relevant available grants. Each case will be dealt with individually through a process of consultation between the client and the assigned counsellor/psychotherapist.

Note: At Tara we have a strong principled commitment to making the Centre’s services available to anyone who can benefit from them, irrespective of the person’s ability to pay.

How to book

Call the Tara Centre on: 028 82 250024
(Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm)

Full Application Procedure

Leave your name, (first name only is an option), and telephone number with the Receptionist. If you go through to Voice Mail, leave your name and telephone number.
The Co-Ordinator of Therapeutic Services will return your call as soon as possible.
You will be given an indication, based on current demand for services and therapists’ availability, the length of time you may have to wait for an appointment.
A counsellor/psychotherapist will be assigned to you.
The assigned counsellor/psychotherapist will contact you to arrange the first appointment.

Note: In Emergency/Crisis situations, every effort will be made to respond to you within 24 hours and appropriate support provided in accordance with the Centre’s resources.

If you are in distress or despair and need support outside the hours indicated above, call LIFELINE on 0808 808 8000, OR Samaritans on 116 123.